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Revival - Stephen King

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The No. 1 hardback bestseller, King's spectacularly dark and electrifying novel about music, the powerful bond between two people, addiction, religion and what might exist on the other side of life, is now available in mass market paperback.

A spectacularly dark and electrifying novel about addiction, religion, music and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, in the early 60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Charles Jacobs. Soon they forge a deep bond, based on their fascination with simple experiments in electricity.

Decades later, Jamie is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Now an addict, he sees Jacobs again - a showman on stage, creating dazzling 'portraits in lightning' - and their meeting has profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It's a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.

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A Reasonable King book

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Pros

  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Not the Author's Best

Best Uses

  • Younger Readers

Comments about Revival:

A reasonable King book, though not his best. Has some flashes of the old magic. A bit drawn out for my liking.

 
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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
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    'Simply superb . . . classic King: intimate, readable and convincing . . . tastier than most bestsellers out there' - Independent

    'Classic King territory...satisfyingly disturbing... it's a sharp and detailed character study of two very different men; King's books have always been as much about character as they are about making the hairs stand up on the back of the neck' - Express

    'King at his regal best, fully in command of a terrifying story, a great cast and page after page after page of top-notch writing . . . the darkness of genuine horror. Absolutely superb' - Daily Mail

    'King has done it again: captured the reader with his excellent writing and forced her to read herself into a gibbering wreck. Not for nothing do they call him the master of horror' - The Times

    'There are few writers able so effortlessly, so naturally and so intimately to lay out the details of a life' - Guardian

    'Vintage King' - Sunday Mirror

    Stephen King

    Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

    Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

    Visit Stephen King's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9781444789218
    ISBN-10: 144478921X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 496
    Published: 8th September 2015
    Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.2
    Weight (kg): 0.46
    Edition Number: 1